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December 29, 2020

A Growing Passion s01.

PBS USA 16 May 2013

San Diego is one of our nation’s top cut flower producers. These crops generate almost 78 million dollars a year. The cost of land and water has put pressure on local growers. Host Nan Sterman visits a hardy few who are helping San Diego’s floriculture industry to survive and thrive.


This is a re-package of articles that originally appeared here as single episodes. Originally Posted 2016

Ep02 - They are in our canyons and hillsides, estuaries, mesas and mountains. They are native plants, and San Diego has an astounding diversity of them, from desert to coast. Many make great garden plants. Host Nan Sterman will visit native plant gardens, growers, and restoration specialists who will help us appreciate these gems of the natural and backyard landscape.

Ep03 - With only eleven inches of rain a year on average, San Diego’s hot dry climate can be tough on garden plants. Host Nan Sterman takes us to a look at climate appropriate gardens in home and commercial landscapes. From low water plants to water smart designs, we’ll show you beautiful gardens that are low water winners.

Ep04 - If you’ve ever wondered if you could grow your own vegetables, we’ll show you that you can. From starting seeds and seedlings and gardening with children to building your own raised bed, host Nan Sterman shows how experts and novices grow edibles.

Ep05 - What goes around comes around. That’s what recycling is all about. From composting to fertilizer to recycled water, recycling is a vital part of the growing process. Host Nan Sterman show us how San Diego recycles its green waste and its water, and how it's put back to work growing more.

Ep06 - If you haven’t got a large space to garden, containers may be your answer. Whether they’re decorative or filled with something edible, they can be beautiful and productive and just right for small spaces. Host Nan Sterman shows us how pots are designed, planted and used to solve almost every small space gardening need.

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